You’re probably addicted to tech. You may not realize it, or think you’ve got it under control, or know the problem but hide it. Addiction does not have to be chemical, it could be behavioural — and it’s the latter that tech hooks you with. Apps, websites, social media are engineered to be irresistible.
“There are a thousand people on the other side of the screen whose job it is to break down the self-regulation you have.” — Tristan Harris, “design ethicist”
Adam Alter’s book, Irresistible, looks at addictive behaviours and what we can do about it. A fascinating excerpt from his book is published in Wired:
Check it out.